Teaching and Learning in Schools

Department of Education and Social Justice, School of Education

College of Social Sciences


Code 22704

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

This module is intended for students who are interested in following a career in teaching, either in the primary or secondary sector, and who may be interested in undertaking a PGCE or other route into teaching upon graduation. It will introduce students to key, whole school, issues that impact upon teaching and learning in schools. These will include assessment, behavioural and pastoral issues, as well as looking at key topics in the area of Special Educational Needs. The module will also provide an introduction to key global education policies as well as encouraging students to think critically about current strategies to raise standards and close achievement gaps.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars and e-learning